Killer Whale Articulation Project
In February 2014, a 12 ft. juvenile killer whale skeleton was put on display in the Gustavus Public Library.This female specimen was found dead in Glacier Bay in 2005. Her entire skeleton was collected and preserved for educational purposes. The park partnered with well-known Articulation Specialist, Lee Post, the Gustavus Public Library, the Gustavus School, and Alaska Geographic to complete the articulation and installation. Gustavus staff and students were thrilled to host the articulation project on site. They had the opportunity to watch Lee's daily progress and take part in educational programming. The high school students even painted the cast teeth that you see in the display.
To see this rare and unique specimen, be sure to stop by the Gustavus Public Library. You can view the whale six days a week, Monday through Saturday. Please call 697-2350 for daily hours of operation.
Killer Whale Articulation Blog
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